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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Scholarship hunting season is in full swing.  Students (parents are also welcome) searching for scholarships should visit the Career Center to pick up a “Weekly Scholarship Update” listing all of the scholarship applications we have on file.  It will be updated weekly during most of the school year.  You can also check out www.fafsa.ed.gov for information on Federal Student Aid.

Scholarship Bulletin

New scholarships for each week are bold and underlined

(UPDATED3/17/17)

Sons of Italy Vallejo Lodges

3/18/17

Applicant must be of Italian descent or pursuing foreign language major in Italian.  The committee will review all application and consider the academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, Italian heritage, leadership and dedicated service to school and community.  Application can be found in the Library scholarship file cabinet.

 

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Beta Omega Chapter

3/20/17

African American female seniors enrolled in a high school in Solano County, with a 2.5 or above GPA may apply.  Additional information and application can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

McNellis Partners, LLC

3/23/17

$2,500 and $5,000:  Seniors who have demonstrated strong interest in leadership and public service, both in your studies and extra-curricular activities.  Must have an overall GPA of 3.0.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

Saturday Club of Vacaville

3/24/17

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:  Be a legal resident of Vacaville or Elmira, residing within the 95687, 95688, or 95625 zip code area.  Be a senior in high school or undergraduate level college student.  Show an outstanding talent in one of the cultural arts, Music, Dance, Theater Arts, Creative writing, Visual arts, and Media production.  Demonstrate high moral character, good citizenship, and the determination to develop his/her talent. Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

CAA/ESA

3/24/17

(1) $7,500 (1) $2,500:  Proof of enrollment in high school via an official transcript and SAT/ACT scores, Proof of acceptance to a college or university.  Additional information and application can be downloaded at:  www.CAAONLINE.ORG

Wine Grape Growers Foundation

3/24/17

(2)$8,000 & (4) $2,000.  For students to be eligible and remain eligible for this scholarship, they must be enrolled in 12 or more units per semester with satisfactory grades.  Only the children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California vineyard during the 2016/17 wine grape growing season are eligible to apply.  More information can be found at:  cawgfoundation.org

 

 

 

Robert Miller

 

 

3/24/17

 

 

$500: (Alan Hancock Community College) & $1,000: (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo):  Student enrolled at Alan Hancock or Cal

Poly; plan to major or are majoring in viticulture or enology.  More information about these two scholarships are available at: 

cawgfoundation.org

 

Tau Upsilon Omega Chapter

3/25/17

The Tau Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority assists young African-America female seniors in their pursuit of a college education.  Scholarships are based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

UNICO

3/25/17

Graduating seniors who are wholly or partially of Italian ancestry, from any accredited high school.  Applicants must reside in Solano County at the date of application.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

Tom Gates Memorial

3/31/17

$500:  Student must have significant hands on experience in the beef industry via fair exhibits, employment, or other experience.  Additional information is located in the scholarship file cabinet in the library.

Great Clips

3/31/17

$250-$1,500:  The Great Scholarship Program aims to promote careers in cosmetology and at Great Clips salons to high school and cosmetology school student by providing tuition assistance or cosmetology tools to get you started.  Scholarship values are determined by local Great Clips salon owners, who evaluate and select winners.  Apply at:  greatclipscareers.com/scholarships

Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society of Sacramento

3/31/17

High School Senior of Portuguese descent w/ a GPA of 3.5 or better.  Application and additional information can be found at:  http://sacramentophcs.com/phcs-scholarship-program/

Vacaville Managers Organization

3/31/17

(2) $1,000:  Children or grandchildren of current or retired VMO members only, GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

4/1/17

Up to $2,000:  Academic achievement overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.  Leadership ability as demonstrated and verified by participation in extracurricular activities, community service, and/or holding positions in organizations.  Will attend a 2 year accredited Community College or 4 year accredited University/College in fall 2017.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

Lt. Michael Libonati, Jr. Post 7244 Veterans of Foreign Wars

4/1/17

$500.00:  One of the applicant’s parents or grandparents must have served in the U.S Armed Forces.  Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

Society of Women Engineers-Sierra Foothills

4/1/17

$500-$2000:  High school female seniors wanting to obtain an engineering degree can apply at:  swesfs.wordpress.com

Society of Women Engineering

4/1/17

$500- $1000 amounts. This year they are offering multiple SWE Sierra Foothill scholarships for girl’s who live in the Sierra Foothills Section, a Leadership scholarship for the girl who shows the most Leadership Potential, and a Mabel Memorial Scholarship award.  Apply on line at:  https://swesfs.wordpress.com/

 

 

Vacaville Rotary Scholarships

4/3/17

Up to $27,000 will be awarded.  (4) President scholarships $2,500 each, (4) Leadership Scholarships $1,250 each, (4) Athletics, Arts and other accomplishments Scholarships for $750 each. (2) Interact Scholarships for $500 each. (1) John Rico Journalism for $1,500, (1) Conner Family Ace for $1,000, (1) Robert Vinson Memorial for $2,000, (1) Banks Integration Group Engineering for $500,(1) Bill Ruth Arts for $1,500, Williams Family Medical for $1,000, (1) Curt & Debbie Johnston Solano Community College for $500.  Additional information and Application can be found at:  www.vacavillerotary.org

KPAA

4/5/17

(7) $3,500:  High school students graduating in Spring, 2017, and planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4 yr. college, university, trade or technical school in Fall, 2017; high school or student’s residence located in the Kaiser Permanente Northern CA service area; and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Visit http://aim.applyists.net/KaiserPermanenteAsianAssoc  for more information or to download the application.

 

 

Harry and Eleanor D. Nelson

4/6/17

(7) $14,000:  Must be a graduating senior and a Vacaville resident during entire junior & senior yrs.  A minimum GPA of 3.5.  A record of involvement in school & community activities must be demonstrated.  Financial need is considered, and must be proven by submitting the first 2 pages of the most recently filed Form 1040.  Application will be available in mid-February to download from the website at:  grants@solanocf.org.  Application Mailing Address:  Solano Community Foundation, ATTN:  Nelson Scholarship Program, 744 Empire St, Suite 240, Fairfield, CA  94533.

 

Grace B. Powell

4/6/17

$5,000:  Student must have been enrolled for their entire junior & senior years.  A minimum GPA of 4.0 and the applicant must have a class ranking of 1, 2, or 3.  Must be a Vacaville resident, having been so for their entire junior & senior yrs.  Demonstrate a record of involvement in school and community activities.  4 year college or university as a full-time student in the State of California are eligible.  Letter of recommendation from the VHS Principal is required. Application will be available in mid-February to download from the website at:  grants@solanocf.org.  Application Mailing Address:  Solano Community Foundation, ATTN:  Nelson Scholarship Program, 744 Empire St, Suite 240, Fairfield, CA  94533.

 

 

Auldin Briggs Achievement

4/6/17

(2) $2,500:  This scholarship recognizes hard work & perseverance required to achieve academic excellence & continue their education at a community college or vocational/technical school.  Must have been enrolled your entire junior & senior years.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 & must be a Vacaville resident.  Must demonstrate a continued improvement in course grades while taking challenging courses.  Must have a record of volunteer service to their community & history of employment. Hispanic descent will be given strong consideration.  A letter of recommendation from a teacher is required. Application will be available in mid-February to download from the website at:  grants@solanocf.org.  Application Mailing Address:  Solano Community Foundation, ATTN:  Nelson Scholarship Program, 744 Empire St, Suite 240, Fairfield, CA  94533.

Theta Pi Chapter Omega

4/15/17

Up to $1,000:  Be a senior (male) and intend to enroll as a full-time college student in the fall of 2017.  Reside in Solano County.  Be of African-American heritage.  Be a US citizen.  Minimum GPA 3.0. Application and additional information can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

La Raza Lawyers Association

4/27/17

$1,000:  This scholarship is based on academic performance, promise of achievement, community service/work experience and financial need.  Additional information and application can be found in the scholarship file cabinet located in the Library.

Cien Amigos

5/31/17

$1,000: senior with a College/University letter of acceptance, GPA of 2.5 or higher (weighted/cumulative),

Live in Solano County. Applications open up March 1, 2016 & close May 31, 2016.

Log onto: http://cienamigosimebecas.org/

 

Julia I. Carrington Foundation

6/1/17

Multiple $10,000 Scholarships.  Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and major in an agricultural field Students must be attending college at either the University of California Davis or Cal Polytechnic University Pomona.  Applications can be downloaded at:  carringtonscholarship.com

Aspiring Fashion Professional

6/1/17

$1,000: Students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college:  Visit the link:  www.fashion-schools.org

Aspiring Animation Professional

6/1/17

$1,000:  Students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

Aspiring Business Professional

6/1/17

$1,000:  Students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

Fisher & Talwar

11/15/17

$1,000:  Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education. Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released. Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Qualifying students can apply here:

http://www.fishertalwar.com/scholarship/

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Local Scholarship Information

WATCH OUT FOR SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS!
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  • application fees or requests for credit card or bank account numbers
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  • large fees for scholarship search programs (most databases can be accessed free through the Internet, your local library or career center)